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Over 200 people turn up for swine flu tests in Gujarat

india Updated: Aug 15, 2009 20:11 IST

A total of 231 people who were suspected of having swine flu have so far undergone tests in Gujarat even as no positive case of the deadly virus was reported in the last 24 hours.

"No positive case today. Till on Saturday, we had 33 positive cases of the H1N1 virus in the state," principal secretary health Ravi Saxena said.

He said the government hospitals remained busy as more number of people came for the H1N1 virus test on Independence Day on Saturday.

"Out of 128 persons, who were suspected and whose samples were sent for testing recently, 58 have tested negative while result in 70 such cases is awaited," Saxena said.

According to him, 45 patients (those having swine flu and even suspected cases) are currently admitted in the hospitals out which in 27 are in Ahmedabad, five in Surat and 13 in Vadodara.

Regarding the 70 cases whose results are awaited, he said, 31 cases are from Surat, 16 from Ahmedabad, 17 from Vadodara, 3 from Rajkot and one each from Himatnagar, Jamnagar and Bhavnagar.

Saxena said the health authorities have taken a number of measures which have helped contained the further spread of the virus in the state.

Swine flu has already claimed two lives in Gujarat, one from Vadodara and one from Ahmedabad.